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I've had guns pointed at me in many different countries, sometimes even by our own side. I've also sat on my own on a beach on a desert island, which was nice because nobody was trying to shoot me. Tell us your tales of foreign travel.

Thanks to SnowytheRabbit for the suggestion

(, Thu 18 Apr 2013, 17:43)
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My first trip to Ireland to see the ins- and out-laws involved me having to go to the bar at one point and order
"Two glasses of water, a half of shandy and a pint of Guinness, please."

"You're from London, right?" condescended the barman witheringly, in a strong Southern Irish brogue.

"The Guinness is for me!" I squeaked.
(, Wed 24 Apr 2013, 9:32, 14 replies)
They're so friendly over there
When my ex and her friends went on a girly weekend in Dublin they had "Fucking English bitches!" shouted at them in the street. Of the four of them, not one had so much as an English accent - two Kiwis, one Aussie, one Welsh.
(, Wed 24 Apr 2013, 9:40, closed)
On the whole I have found the Irish to be remarkably friendly.
But then - I live in London. Kim Jung Un looks like he's probably at least a little bit over-familiar.
(, Wed 24 Apr 2013, 9:43, closed)
When I was there they were so friendly I went clay pigeon shooting with one of them
It did occur to me that going off into the Monaghan hills with a man and a shotgun may have been seriously inadvisable just a few years previously
(, Wed 24 Apr 2013, 10:46, closed)
You should have answered
'Yes, but there's no need to apologise, the bombings were all a long time ago now.'
(, Wed 24 Apr 2013, 11:00, closed)
"At least Maggie's dead now, right?"

(, Wed 24 Apr 2013, 11:02, closed)
Well, I was going to submit this as an answer, but I'm not sure it qualifies:
A few trips later, I headed into town, and was getting properly filthy looks left, right and centre. People hate me 'cos I'm beautiful, but this was even more than normal, and it was only when I got back that I realised I'd been wandering around a town centre in central Ireland in a t-shirt advertising, in large, clear letters, one of my favourite bands:

(, Wed 24 Apr 2013, 11:15, closed)
"I prefer their earlier work... like the Siege of Drogheda."
(, Wed 24 Apr 2013, 11:22, closed)
Next up, A Vagabond's trip to New York in his "Wasn't that Osama Bin Laden a nice chap?" t-shirt.

(, Wed 24 Apr 2013, 11:35, closed)
I've got all their record.

(, Wed 24 Apr 2013, 11:50, closed)
Viz FTW.

(, Wed 24 Apr 2013, 11:52, closed)
NY Didn't love me for wearing this one:
(, Thu 25 Apr 2013, 3:43, closed)
We're not all inbred, ignorant, grudge-bearing xenophobes
Some of us have diversified and hate gayers as well.
(, Wed 24 Apr 2013, 11:18, closed)
I felt I deserved everything I got.
I was suspicious that people had chosen their drinks specifically to humiliate me.

Still - at least it was a cheap round.
(, Wed 24 Apr 2013, 11:22, closed)
I've drunk Guinness.

(, Wed 24 Apr 2013, 18:19, closed)

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